Seniors in San Diego and across the country have the right to age with dignity. Social Security and Medicare are a contract between the government and generations of Americans who have worked hard to pay into these programs over a lifetime. For many of our seniors, they are a lifeline and need to be strengthened and protected. I am committed to increasing comfort, ensuring financial stability, and providing choices for our seniors community as they get older. I will continue to work in Congress to combat elder abuse and exploitation. We need to keep our promise to the hardworking, deserving generations that came before us.
Protect and Strengthen Social Security and Medicare
Scott knows that Social Security and Medicare are a contract between the government and generations of Americans who have worked hard and paid into these programs. He and his office have secured over $150,000 in overdue benefits for people throughout San Diego.
Scott voted to increase funding for the Social Security Administration by $651 million so that it is better able to serve the people of San Diego.
Guarantee that seniors can access the healthcare they need.
Scott knows that access to affordable and effective healthcare is a top priority for seniors. He has taken numerous steps to ensure that seniors are able to receive the best care possible. He and his office have held numerous seminars to help seniors understand and navigate the Affordable Care Act.
Scott voted to ensure that doctors continue to receive reimbursements that allow them to provide Medicare recipients with high quality health care.
Scott cosponsors the Seniors’ Tax Simplification Act that would provide a tax credit for seniors who purchase hearing aids.
Scott cosponsors the Protecting Seniors from Health Care Fraud Act, which takes steps to prevent seniors from being preyed upon by criminals who would take advantage of the confusing and complex health care system to raid seniors’ retirement savings.
Scott cosponsors the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act which helps shed light on elder abuse and establishes protective legal measures to ensure that incidents of abuse are properly reported and reduced in San Diego and around the country.
Scott cosponsors the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act which ensures that seniors and their families are able to be reimbursed by Medicare for skilled nursing services.
Support the seniors’ right to age with dignity.
Scott understands how important it is for Americans to be able to age in a way that maintains the dignity and reflects the respect that they have earned over the course of a remarkable lifetime. He is committed to increasing comfort, ensuring financial stability, and providing choices for our community as they get older.
Scott voted to protect the reverse mortgage program for seniors by requiring that the Department of Housing and Urban Development improve its fiscal safety and soundness.
Scott sent a letter to his colleagues in the House Appropriations Committee urging them to provide funding for the Community Innovations for Aging in Place program. The program gives seniors the option to remain in their homes rather than being transferred to assisted living facilities where their lives and comfort may be disrupted.
Scott cosponsors the Seniors’ Tax Simplification Act which simplifies the tax filing requirements for seniors. These forms and processes are far too complicated and need to be more accessible and less of a burden.
Scott cosponsors the Personalize Your Care Act which ensures that seniors are able to make important personal decisions about their lives by requiring that Medicare cover advance planning consultations.
Keep seniors informed about scams criminals use to target them.
Scott has heard from seniors throughout San Diego who are concerned with the prevalence of scams that target them. He has joined with Rep. Susan Davis and the California Contractors State License Board to educate our community about the most common tactics used by criminals who prey on seniors.
Scott and his office have hosted eight Senior Scam Stopper Workshops throughout the community.
Residents of La Jolla, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Coronado, and Downtown San Diego have hosted these events which have been well attended and provide crucial information for seniors.
The workshops offer advice and assistance to seniors about how to protect themselves against fraud related to home repairs, auto repair, insurance, telecommunications, and identity theft.
Previous participating agencies include, but are not limited to, the: CA Contractors State License Board, CA Bureau of Automotive Repair, San Diego County Aging & Independence Services, Coronado Police Department, CA Department of Insurance, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the CA State Controller’s Office.
For more information concerning my work and views on Seniors issues, please contact me.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass the Build Back Better Act, the most robust investment in middle-class families in over 70 years, and the most significant climate legislation in American history. The comprehensive package will strengthen America’s middle class and the U.S. economy by reducing everyday costs for working Americans, building the clean energy economy of the future, and investing in families and children. The historic bill includes several of Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) announced a historic deal he helped broker between House Democratic Leadership, the Senate, and the White House that, if enacted as part of the Build Back Better Act, would cap what seniors pay at the pharmacy counter for the first time and would allow Medicare to directly negotiate drugs in both Parts B and D.
As negotiations continue to determine the final version of the Build Back Better Act, many individuals are contacting my offices in San Diego and Washington, D.C. to ask about particular tenets of the reconciliation package, specifically drug pricing reforms.
My staff consolidated the list below of frequently asked questions as a handy resource for my constituents to learn more about this important topic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, issuing the following statement after supporting the passage of a resolution to initiate the budget reconciliation process:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding his re-election as a New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair for the 117th Congress, appointed this time as the Vice Chair for Policy:
H.R. 1043, Employer Participation in Repayment Act:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped the House pass a second federal spending package to fund integral programs and projects for Fiscal Year 2021. The package of six bills covers our nation’s defense; commerce, justice and science; energy and water development; financial services and general government; labor, education and health and human services; and transportation, housing and urban development. Each contains significant wins for the San Diego region.
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act to help more Americans save for retirement.
Our office is hosting a FREE Senior Scam Stopper Seminar to give seniors the tools to protect themselves from fraud. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are invited to attend.
This event is being held in conjunction with the California State Licensure Board, San Diego Country Aging & Independence Services, US Postal Inspection Service, Senior Medicare Patrol, and 211 San Diego.
For more information, please call 858-455-5550.
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted for the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018. The bill improves the Social Security’s Representative Payee Program by increasing oversight and protections for beneficiaries. This program assists approximately 8 million Social Security beneficiaries with financial management when they need help managing their Social Security benefits.